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Bernie Sanders Considering Senate Leadership Job

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By    |   Friday, 11 Nov 2016 07:09 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders is reportedly considering a leadership position in the chamber following his failed presidential bid.

The Vermont independent, who ran for the White House as a Democrat and caucuses as a Democrat, is looking to further his role in Congress as he looks to take advantage of his higher profile after the election season.

Sanders' communications director Michael Briggs told The Nation his boss is "thinking about" running for a leadership spot within the party ahead of next week's elections.

Briggs did say that Sanders would not run for Senate Minority Leader, a position currently held by Sen. Harry Reid. With Reid retiring, Sen. Chuck Schumer is angling for the job

Sanders reacted to Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's presidential election with a statement that said he will work with him.

"To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him," Sanders said. "To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him."

Sanders said last month he was prepared to put pressure on Hillary Clinton, if she were to win the presidency, to help turn some of his ideas into reality. With Clinton's loss, it appears Sanders will attempt to use his leverage to gain a leadership role.

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